Keith Wayne Adkins

Keith Wayne Adkins

January 11, 1945 ~ July 22, 2021


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Keith “Wayne” Adkins, age 76, of Vero Beach, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021.

He was born January 11, 1945, in Charleston, West Virginia to parents, James Luther and Beulah Huffman Adkins.

Keith had attended West Virginia University until serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He moved to Vero Beach 50 years ago, coming from Melbourne, FL.

Keith retired after working 20 years with Goodknight Lawn Equipment, Vero Beach, currently known as Jordan Mowers.

He was Past President of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Vero Beach, and a member of Vero Beach Moose Lodge and Vero Beach Veterans.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Kaye Adkins; daughters, Cassie (Jeff) Schlitt of Vero Beach and Korina Adkins of Phoenix, AZ; and three grandchildren, Parker, Delaney, and Mason Schlitt.

Keith was predeceased by his siblings, Denver, Jimmy, Nina, Faye, Marjorie, and Charlene.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Kaye Adkins - Wife

July 29, 2021, 3:05 pm

I will Love you Forever my Baby! Kaye

Alice Andrews - Friend

July 29, 2021, 3:30 pm

Fly high sweet soul. What a wonderful and perfect gentleman. I will think of you often and the fun times we all had together. Prayers for you Miss Kaye to comfort you and treasure all of the happy moments you spent together. Love you guys Alice and Albert Andrews.

Dian Shoaf - Friend

July 29, 2021, 3:30 pm

You will always be missed, and I will always remember that great drunken chicken he always did on the Grill!!

Carrol - Friend

July 29, 2021, 5:50 pm

You will be missed but stay in our hearts forever.

Arlene - Friend

July 29, 2021, 7:02 pm

All the old ladies will miss you my friend. Rest now, in total peace. We will all miss you.

Joan - Friend

July 29, 2021, 9:10 pm

We will miss you

Rhonda Mines - Sis in law

July 29, 2021, 9:11 pm

Your battles are finished. Rest well Wayne. Kaye’s got this. Be strong, you have a love that most could just long for. He’s always with you in your heart. Love, Joe and Rhonda

Susan Wodtke Smith - Friend

July 29, 2021, 10:55 pm

Cassie, Jeff and family, my deepest sympathies go out to you all at this very sad time. May he Rest In Peace.

Denise Dodd - Friend

July 29, 2021, 11:33 pm

Sending our love and prayers Kaye to you and your family. Wayne will be in our hearts forever. Love you, Denise and Ed.❤️

Butler Mary - Friend

July 30, 2021, 12:47 am

My deepest sympathy to Kaye, Cassie & family. Til you meet again. Love always, Mary

Mike Pickerill - Friend

July 30, 2021, 10:25 am

He was such a kind man. Always a joy to be around. He will be missed on this earth but will now be United with His Father in Heaven. May God give his family strength. May He wrap his loving arms around them and comfort them in this time of need. May God give you all the peace that passes all understanding.

Suzie Davis - Friend

July 30, 2021, 1:42 pm

Wayne was a sweet soul and a wonderful friend. They had a love that everyone would wish for(true love) . Rest In Peace now, your journey has ended and go be with your father in heaven. Condolences to you Kaye and all the family members . We’ll miss you !!!

Denise Dodd - Friend

July 30, 2021, 11:52 pm

Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Kaye! Ed and I will miss our special memories of Wayne!❤️

Tom Colvin - Friend and co worker

August 4, 2021, 2:33 pm

Oh my, so sorry, so sorry, Wayne was a kind and caring person, met him working in the Engine shop at PAC….and last time I bought a part from him a Goodnights, shook his hand and he as usual said, sure was good to see you, and tell Patty (my wife) hello…I pray God will give you peace and comfort Kay….lv ya

Cory - Friend and coworker

August 7, 2021, 12:50 am

Wayne, we all miss you at the shop. I’m thankful to have been able to work alongside such a great and knowledgeable man. You’ve taught me many things over the years, for that I thank you. My families thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Kaye and your family. Rest In Peace my friend.

Jim Jordan - Friend

August 7, 2021, 6:18 pm

Wayne I am thankful to have known you all these years. You were a mentor. We still do things just the way you taught us. You are an inspiration to many and will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Dave and Linda Hearndon - Friend

August 9, 2021, 5:49 pm

Kaye and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave and Linda Hearndon - Friend

August 9, 2021, 5:53 pm

Dear Kaye and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth McFeaters - Friend

August 12, 2021, 6:44 pm

I know how much you fought to stay here with your loved ones up until the day you passed. Your will to live showed as did your love of your family and friends. May you rest easy in heaven free of struggles. Kaye you are in my thoughts and prayers. Can’t imagine how hard this must be for you. Hang in there. Lots of Love, Beth

Clellia to Bergamino - Friend

August 19, 2021, 7:27 pm

Words can not express my feeling of love and honor to have know such a wonderful friend. I will forever be grateful for having met you! See you in heaven my dear sweet friend. XOXOXO

John and Christine Mock - Friend

August 19, 2021, 9:40 pm

Kaye, our hearts,prayers and deepest condolences. Wayne was truly a amazing gentleman, and will forever be missed.

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